The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History

This journal has established itself as an internationally respected forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research in the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth and in comparative European colonial experiences. Particular attention is given to imperial policy and rivalries; colonial rule and local response; the rise of nationalism; the process of decolonization and the transfer of power and institutions; the evolution of the Imperial and Commonwealth association in general; and the expansion and transformation of British culture. The journal also features a substantial review section of recent literature.

Five issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 44 (4)

The Dwarf, the Goetzen and C. S. Forester’s African Queen: A Reassessment of Naval Operations in First World War Africa
vol. 44 (4): 592-621

Volume 44 (3)

The Meaning of Things: Kipling’s Formative Journey ‘Home’ in 1889 and the Late Victorian Imperial Tour
vol. 44 (3): 373-396
Social Careers Across Imperial Spaces: An Empire Family in the Dutch-British World, 1811-1933
vol. 44 (3): 397-422
The Imperialism of Internment: Boer Prisoners of War in India and Civic Reconstruction in Southern Africa, 1899–1905
vol. 44 (3): 423-447
Khalsa: The Town with a ‘Golden Fountain’: The Rise and Fall of an Arab Town North of the Huleh Valley
vol. 44 (3): 448-469
British Imperialism and the Political Economy of Malayan Independence
vol. 44 (3): 470-491
The Commonwealth and the Oath of Allegiance Crisis: A Study in Inter-War Commonwealth Relations
vol. 44 (3): 492-512
Funeral Planning: British Involvement in the Funeral of President Jomo Kenyatta
vol. 44 (3): 513-532

Volume 44 (2)

Trials, Blunders and Profits: The Changing Contexts of Currencies in Sierra Leone
vol. 44 (2): 195-213
Monarchism, an Emerging Canadian Identity, and the 1866 British North American Trade Mission to the West Indies and Brazil
vol. 44 (2): 214-240
Neurasthenia at Mengo Hospital, Uganda: A case study in psychiatry and a diagnosis, 1906–50
vol. 44 (2): 241-262
Begging Letters: Tin Trunk Literacy and the Empathy Economy of Tristan da Cunha, c. 1909–39
vol. 44 (2): 263-287
‘Why Disgrace the Commonwealth?’ Ceylonese Communalism, the Search for Global Influence and the Politics of a Transnational Organisation, 1948–65
vol. 44 (2): 288-305
Beyond the ‘Trauma of Decolonisation’: Dutch Cultural Diplomacy during the West New Guinea Question (1950–62)
vol. 44 (2): 306-327
Britain's Decision to Withdraw from the Persian Gulf: A Pattern Not a Puzzle
vol. 44 (2): 328-351
The Clanking of Medieval Chains: Extra-Judicial Banishment in the British Empire
vol. 44 (2): 352-371

Volume 44 (1)

Discipline, Self-discipline and Legacy: Military and Regimental Savings Banks in India
vol. 44 (1): 1-22
Colonising Italians: Italian Imperialism and Agricultural ‘Colonies’ in Australia, 1881–1914
vol. 44 (1): 23-47
The Partisan Nature of Race and Imperialism: Dadabhai Naoroji, M. M. Bhownaggree and the Late Nineteenth-Century British Politics of Indian Nationalism
vol. 44 (1): 48-69
The ‘Other’ on the Other Side of the Ditch? The Conception of New Zealand's Disassociation from Australia
vol. 44 (1): 70-94